ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says a city-led initiative has helped 320 chronically homeless individuals and their family members move into permanent housing.
The effort is part of a national 100,000 Homes Campaign 100-Day Challenge.
Reed said this week the event was a "significant milestone in our efforts to ensure that our community is doing its part to support our most vulnerable residents despite limited resources."
City officials say many of those helped were identified through a volunteer-driven homeless registry launched in January. The city partnered with the state, local housing authorities and numerous nonprofit groups.
Last year, the city participated in its first 100-Day Challenge and says it moved 131 chronically homeless veterans into permanent housing.
Created: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:14:59 EST
Updated: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:14:59 EST